4000 Coliseum Drive,
Suite 280
Hampton, VA 23666
12720 McManus Boulevard,
Suite 101 Newport News,
VA 23602

Obstetrics Information

Thank you for choosing Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Hampton for your obstetrical care. We are honored that you have chosen our practice to share in your care. We look forward to helping to guide you through this exciting period of your life, and want to make sure that you are well informed during your pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period. Below are links to information and topics that you may find useful during the course of your pregnancy. If you have any questions or need advice at any point during your care, please do not hesitate to contact one of our providers. If you have a question that you would like answered prior to your next scheduled appointment, you may contact us online, or telephone our triage nurse at 722-7401, who is available to answer questions, or will forward it to the appropriate provider.

Our office telephones are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday for questions and non-urgent matters. If you feel your question or problem is urgent, we provide 24 hour on-call coverage. You may contact our answering service directly at 875-9489, or if you call our main office telephone number (757) 722-7401, they will connect you to the answering service to leave a message for the on call provider to return your call.

If you have any emergency, if your water breaks, or if you believe you are in labor (please see labor guidelines) please proceed to Mary Immaculate Hospital where you will be evaluated.

You will see one of our nurse practitioners for your first obstetrical visit. The following five physicians will be continuing your care during the pregnancy and assisting you with your delivery:

In addition, our Nurse Practitioners, Karen Brophy, and Kathy Akridge, will see you from time to time for routine prenatal care.

The providers at Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Hampton work as a team, managing your care, so you will reap the collective benefit of their expertise. Also, by operating as a group practice, this allows the providers to attend courses and seminars so that they stay current regarding changes in their specialty. We encourage you to meet all of our providers during the course of the pregnancy as any of them may be involved in your care. We look forward to serving you!

Pregnancy Information

Routine Laboratory Tests During Pregnancy

A list of all routine laboratory tests performed during your obstetrical care with an explanation of why they are important

Safe Medications During Pregnancy

A list of permitted over-the-counter items

Nutrition in Pregnancy

Healthy Eating Guidelines, Recommended Caloric Intake, Information regarding recommended weight gain, as well as helpful tips and recipes for a healthy pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise Guidelines for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Prenatal Massage

Guideliness for the use of massage to alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Guidelines for visiting your dentist during your pregnancy

Safe Seafood During Pregnancy

Information regarding mercury levels in certain fish and shellfish

Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy

Information for Patients with a Positive GBS Screening

Diabetes In Pregnancy

Information for patients regarding Gestational Diabetes

Ultrasound Instructions for Obstetrical Patients

Preparations for your Ultrasound visit

Warning Signs During Pregnancy

Call our office if you experience any of these symptoms

Common Pregnancy Concerns

A list of common patient complaints during pregnancy, and tips on how to manage these discomforts

Morning Sickness

Tips and Tricks for dealing with prenatal nausea

Can I Do This in Pregnancy?

Yes, You Can... Commonly asked questions

Back Pain During Pregnancy

Things you can do to reduce or eliminate your back pain in pregnancy

Braxton-Hicks Contractions

How to tell the difference between Braxton-Hicks contractions and true labor

Instructions for Delivery

What to do when you're ready, what to bring to the hospital

Pertussis Vaccination during Pregnancy

Information about this important vaccine to get during your pregnancy

Recommended Pregnancy Websites

A list of reliable, medically accurate website resources

Bon Secours Birthing and Parenting Classes

A list of all that our Birthing Center has to offer new moms

Zika Virus Information

Link to Zika Virus Information

Care After Delivery

Post-Partum Instructions for Vaginal Delivery

Activity, Care, Medications, Questions and more

Post-Operative Instructions for Cesarean Section

Activity, Incision Care, Medications, Questions and more

Circumcision Care

Caring for your Baby Boy's circumcision

Physical Changes After Delivery of a Baby

What to expect for the first six weeks after delivery

Find a Pediatrician

Link to Pediatricians in Virginia

Obstetrical Practice Information

Routine Obstetrical Treatment Schedule

Visit and Diagnostic Testing Schedules

Obstetrical Fee and Payment Schedules

Fees, Insurance and Pre-admission info

Disability Forms Information

We'll complete your forms for you

Obstetrical Links